Proverbs in Gaelic – Seanfhocail i nGaeilge.
Baile Átha Cliath, ForSai Publications, 2005. 15 cm. x, 301 pages. Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Collection of over eighty (80) publications on the Gaelic Language (Gaeilge), the History of the Gaelic Language, Gaelic Grammar, gaelic exercise books (new and old), publications on gaelic conversation etc. etc. including a Dictionary by Tomas de Bhaldraithe, a publication by Daniel Corkery on “The Fortunes of the Irish Language”, etc. etc.
Dublin and others, c.1950 – c.1990. Octavo. More than 1500 pages. Original Hardcover and Softcover Volumes. Some of the publications in poor condition but the majority in very good condition (see images).
Seven Winters – Memories of a Dublin Childhood [Tipped-in is a signed letter by Elizabeth Bowen to a Captain Hobart in which she thanks Captain Hobart for his charming letter about her book “Seven Winters” – Hobart has obviously lived in Herbert Place and obviously wrote her from West Africa in 1944. Elizabeth Bowen reflects in her answer on the content of Hobart’s letter with some melancholy: “How amusing that you should have lived in No.14 Herbert Place […] It is a coincidence, too, that you should have been to one of those two Hunt Balls at Bowen’s Court. How I wish, as we all do, that those days could come back again. With all good wishes, Yours sincerely, Elizabeth Bowen”]
London / New York / Toronto, Longmans, Green and Co., 1943. Small Octavo. 48 pages. Original Hardcover / Publisher’s burgundy cloth. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Ownership – inscription on endpaper: “Ted Hobart – West Africa 1944” / Besides the original letter by Elizabeth Bowen also a very interesting newspaper-clipping tipped-into the rear pastedown, called
The Power of the Dog.
No.103 of a Limited Edition of only 516 copies. London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., no year . Octavo. Portrait-Frontispiece, 473 pages. Hardcover / Original quarter vellum with gilt lettering to spine. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Private giftinscription on endpaper from 1929: “Eva M. Clarke from O.W.L. – Christmas 1929”. Donn Byrne was owner of Coolmain Castle (near Kilbrittain) until his death in a car accident in 1929.
Familiar Epistles to Frederick Jones, Esq. – On the Present State of the Irish Stage. Fourth Edition, with considerable Additions.
Dublin, Printed by Graisberry & Campbell and sold by all booksellers, 1805. Small Octavo (11.5 cm x 18 cm). XXX, 178 pages plus Errata-leaf. Hardcover / Stunning, recent half leather and marbled-paper-covered-boards with gilt lettering and ornament to spine, bound to style of the 18th/19th century. Excellent condition. Tear in Errata-leaf professionally repaired. From the library of Richard Meade (Ballymartle), with his name in ink to titlepage.
The Haunted Priory: or, The Fortunes of The House of Rayo. A Romance founded partly on historical Facts.
The Second Edition / [Original Edition – This is NOT a reprint]. London, Printed for J. Bell, 1794. Small Octavo. 256 pages. Hardcover / Modern half-leather with gilt lettering on spine and paper-covered boards. In bespoke made clamshell-box / solander-box. Beautifully restored and bound by a master bookbinder. Including the original endpapers and the original half-title. Front free endpaper and halftitle with dampstain to lower corner only. Dampstain in lower corner of the titlepage only faintly present. One of the rarest titles of Irish Literature and one of the rarest, early gothic-novels / horror-novels. Absolutely scarce and in excellent condition after the beautiful restoration.
Thomas Davis: Essays and Poems with a Centenary Memoir 1845-1945. Foreword by An Taoiseach Eamon de Valera.
Dublin, M.H.Gill and Son, 1945. Octavo. Frontispiece, 240 pages. Original Hardcover. Some markings within the etxt. Otherwise in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Name and address of preowner on endpaper.
Eachtra Robinson Crúsó. Tadhg Ó Murchadha (″Seandún”) do chuir i nGaedhilg as an Saxbhéarla bunaidh.
Baile Átha Cliath, Connradh na Gaedhilge, 1915. Small Octavo. 288 pages (5 pages of the Notes/ English Glossary at the end of the book are missing). Recent, modern Hardcover binding with gilt lettering on spine and cover. Annotations throughout. New endpapers. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Rare !